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John HANSON

(1715-1783)

HANSON, John, (grandfather of Alexander Contee Hanson), a Delegate from Maryland; born at Mulberry Grove, near Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md., April 3, 1715; pursued an academic course; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates for nine terms; member of the State senate 1757-1773; moved to Frederick County in 1773; delegate to the General Congress at Annapolis in 1774; treasurer of Frederick County in 1775; member of the Maryland convention of 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1782; elected President of the Continental Congress on November 5, 1781; signer of the Articles of Confederation of the United States; died at the residence of his nephew at Oxon Hill, Prince Georges County, Md., November 22, 1783.

Bibliography

Levering, Ralph B. ā€œJohn Hanson, Public Servant.ā€ Maryland Historical Magazine 71 (Summer 1976): 113-33.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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